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A Network Server for Distributing Quantum Random Numbers

Silva, N. A. ; Ferreira, M. J. ; Carvalho, M. A. ; Souto, A. ; Paunkovic, N. ; Mateus, P. ; Teixeira, A. ; Pinto, A. N.

A Network Server for Distributing Quantum Random Numbers, Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Bucharest, Romania, Vol. , pp. - , July, 2023.

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Quantum random number generators (QRNGs) based on homodyne detection have a potential to be a cost-effective solution to deploy random numbers at high-speed rates over networks. The new information technologies, such as quantum key distribution, cloud computing, and big data, demands true randomness for those cryptosystems to be secure and private. This is incompatible with known security loopholes of classical pseudo-random number generators. In this work, we discuss our recent advances in the implementation of a vacuum-based QRNG service to be used in a distributed network environment. We will also highlight the advantages of using quantum technologies to generate random numbers in comparison with classical approaches.